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Library by Design Building Tour | A Green Beacon  

Library by Design Building Tour | A Green Beacon   | Designing | Scoop.it
NORTH BY NORTHEAST The renovation of the Northeast branch of Minneapolis's Hennepin County Library incorporates sustainable features with savvy design choices to create a community space that harks back to the past while marching boldly into the...
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Shipping container solution for library

Shipping container solution for library | Designing | Scoop.it
Southwark Council is planning to open a library housed in recycled shipping containers following the fire that closed Newington library.
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Manchester Central Library reopens after £48m redevelopment

Manchester Central Library reopens after £48m redevelopment | Designing | Scoop.it
Eighty years after it first opened, the landmark building blends old and new as heritage meets the digital age.
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New £12m Marylebone library approved

New £12m Marylebone library approved | Designing | Scoop.it
Westminster City Council has given the go-ahead to plans for a new £12m library in central London.
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The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look

PVC is banned by some green building programs and simply reviled by some groups. How did we get here, and has anything changed since vinyl became the enemy?
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Design and build contract for Luton campus library

Design and build contract for Luton campus library | Designing | Scoop.it
The construction contract has been awarded to design and build the University of Bedfordshire's new £46m library building in Luton.
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Library and bookshop combined in Mexico City

Library and bookshop combined in Mexico City | Designing | Scoop.it
The design magazine Dezeen has just published a profile of the renovation of a library in Mexico City combined with a bookshop and exhibition space.
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Inspired library design

Inspired library design | Designing | Scoop.it
The School Library Association has announced the launch of the rebranded Inspiration Award for school library design for 2014.
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New East Ham library opens

New East Ham library opens | Designing | Scoop.it
The three-storey, £14.3m new library and customer service centre has opened in Barking Road, East Ham.
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Library and Heritage Centre will be a landmark

Library and Heritage Centre will be a landmark | Designing | Scoop.it
The dome-shaped Library and Heritage Centre for Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, may change for ever the traditional concept of a library.
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A model programme for public libraries

A model programme for public libraries | Designing | Scoop.it
The Danish Agency for Culture has published its model programme for public libraries, a toolkit for library design in the digital age that anyone can use.
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Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century | Designing | Scoop.it
Library leaders are adapting to the shift from physical to digital services by reimagining the library as an engaged community centre.
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Top ten libraries of 2013

Top ten libraries of 2013 | Designing | Scoop.it
Designboom's pick of the best library architecture worldwide for 2013.
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New Energy Data Is Changing How We Judge Efficiency—and LEED

New Energy Data Is Changing How We Judge Efficiency—and LEED | Designing | Scoop.it
Seeking lessons from New York City benchmarking data, researchers question everything we thought we knew about energy metrics.
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So much has changed in libraries...

So much has changed in libraries... | Designing | Scoop.it
A major renovation of America's oldest urban public library has prompted the New York Times to examine how libraries are changing - and thriving!
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Static and mobile shelving for Brynmor Jones Library

Static and mobile shelving for Brynmor Jones Library | Designing | Scoop.it
Ecospace, the specialist library and mobile shelving supplier, has been selected to provide new shelving for the redeveloped library at University of Hull.
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How Air-Source Heat Pumps Work

How Air-Source Heat Pumps Work | Designing | Scoop.it
Heating with cold air? Cooling off with hot air? Heat pumps performing these feats (especially mini-splits and VRF systems) have taken off, but how do they work?
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Passive House Windows and Doors Continue to Wow

Exciting new doors and windows featuring cork, composites, and low U-factors have come to U.S. markets.
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Creating a Better Library Experience…For the Birds

Creating a Better Library Experience…For the Birds | Designing | Scoop.it
We like our feathered friends. Unfortunately, many of our library buildings have a notorious track record when it comes to giving birds a bad library experience. In fact, it’s the worst experience they can have.
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AIA Honor Awards To Be Judged on Sustainability

AIA Honor Awards To Be Judged on Sustainability | Designing | Scoop.it
Many previous winners of AIA Institute Honor Awards have featured green attributes, but energy and water use data are now required submission criteria.
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Biophilic Design: Indulging Our Love of Life

Biophilic Design: Indulging Our Love of Life | Designing | Scoop.it
New biophilia metrics pin down what it means to engage the love of nature through design.
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Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond

Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond | Designing | Scoop.it
With physical and virtual visits “off the charts,” libraries across the country are thinking up innovative ways to keep users happy.
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Awards for academic library design

Awards for academic library design | Designing | Scoop.it
The Library Design awards show that libraries are at the heart of academic life, says SCONUL in making this year's awards for outstanding library design.
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Design winner announced for new city library in China

Design winner announced for new city library in China | Designing | Scoop.it
An international competiton to design the new library for Ningbo City in China has been won by schmidt hammer lassen architects.
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Makerspaces in libraries

Makerspaces in libraries | Designing | Scoop.it
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.
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First LEED v4 Projects Certified

First LEED v4 Projects Certified | Designing | Scoop.it
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